Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To Harvard

Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To Harvard

April 24, 2004

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Kara Brotemarkle pitched a four-hit shutout in the first game and came on to get the final three outs of the second game as Harvard swept a doubleheader from Yale at Dewitt Family Field. The Crimson (19-15-1, 7-3 Ivy) won the opener 6-0 and took the nightcap 2-1. Leah Kelley, Chelsea Kanyer, Kristy Kwiatkowski and Britni Fabacher each had hits for the Bulldogs in the first game. In the nightcap, Harvard broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the seventh. Freshman Niki Haab homered for the Bulldogs (26-18, 6-4 Ivy) in the bottom of the seventh.

Harvard jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning of the first game. Virginia Fritsch hit a three-run home run, and Sara Williamson added an RBI double. Julia Kidder's RBI single in the sixth increased the lead to 5-0, and the Crimson tacked on an unearned run in the seventh. Brotemarkle allowed only four hits and struck out 10.

In the second game, Yale's Beth Pavlicek and Harvard's Lauren Bettenelli were locked in a pitcher's duel until the Crimson finally broke through in the seventh. Williamson drove home the first run with an RBI single, and Kidder was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded forcing in the second run. Haab led off the bottom of the seventh with a pinch-hit home run for the Bulldogs, but Brotemarkle came on to retire the next three batters to earn the save.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday when they host Dartmouth in a doubleheader beginning at noon. It will be the final home games for seniors Jillian Miles, Katharine Shiota, Britni Fabacher and Leah Kelley.